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WHFSC Hall of Fame Ceremony & Seminar Symposium


2006 WHFSC INTERNATIONAL 
HALL OF FAME AWARDS BANQUET
MAY 27th.

DOUBLETREE HOTEL
ORLANDO, FLORIDA

 

Pledge of Allegiance - read by Grandmaster Gary Alexander/ Sgts. Bock, Hill & Baker at attention

 

National Anthem - sung by Sifu Verrone Romeoletti

 

Honoring recently deceased: Grandmasters Moses Powell - FL., William Rankin - England, Glenn Morris - LA.  & Master Mary Davis Cates - NC.

 

Introduction of seminar leaders (in order of appearance): Soke Ron Balas, Menkyo Hanshi Nimr Hassan, Master George Denson, Grandmaster Bobby Toboada, Soke Daniel Verkerke, Arjarn Nicholas Hewitson, Grandmaster Vincent Marchetti, Master Frank Ehnle, Master Phil Peplinski, Sensei Ben Brooks, Sensei Dwayne Howie, Grandmaster George Trimm, Professor John Casarez, Grandmaster Joe Williams, Sgt. Gabriel Baker, Grandmaster Richard Ryan, Ama Guro Raffy Pambuan & Grandmaster Walt Lysak

 

Entertainment: Jamaica Johnson & Hip Hop Recording Artists DWB; Master Zaino's Pepsi Cola Demo Team; & "live" ice carving by Universal Studios sculpturer, Ama Guro Raffy Pambuan

 

Martial Artist's Outstanding Service to Country

- Sgt. Gabriel Baker - U.S. Marine Corps.

 

LIVING LEGEND AWARD

(Awarded to those who have attained worldwide acclaim in the martial arts for their accomplishments)

 

 

From the Philippines - Grandmaster Ernesto Presas - Kombatan - Grandmaster Presas could not be here tonight & accepting on his behalf is Grandmaster Fred Lazo, Kombatan Representative from Florida

 

From New Jersey - Grandmaster Gary Alexander - Isshinryu Plus - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

From Florida - Kirios Grandmaster Jim Arvanitis - Father of Modern Pankration - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

From Pennsylvania - Senior student of the late Great Grandmaster James Mitose of Hawaii - Grandmaster Nimr Hassan - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

From New York - Grandmaster Rick Lenchus - Legend Karate - Grandmaster Lenchus could not be here tonight because of an illness in the family & accepting on his behalf is Grandmaster Joe Onopa - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

From Michigan - Professor Eugene Humesky -   President United TaeKwonDo Brotherhood & Ukranian TaeKwonDo Associations - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

 

 

HISTORICAL FIGURE AWARD

 

An original student of the late great Grandmaster Hohan Soken of Matsumura Seito Shorinryu - Soke Dave Shelton - Alabama - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

 

PIONEER

 

From Germany - Dr. Hanns von Rolbeck - Ki Jutsu - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

From Canada - Grandmaster Serge Baubil - Hoshinkido Hapkido - Grandmaster Baubil could not be here tonight but accepting on his behalf is Master George Somersall

 

From Florida - Ama Guro Raffy Pambuan - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

From Oklahoma - Grandmaster Gary Dill - SDS Jeet Kune Do/ Bushido Kempo - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

From Nebraska - Grandmaster John Byrne - 5 Circle System - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

From Florida - Grandmaster Carl Stone - kickboxing/ Kyu Shin Ryu - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Grandmaster Marty Manuel - kickboxing - New Jersey - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Professor John Casarez - Manabi Masho Ju- Jitsu - Ohio - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

From New Jersey - Grandmaster Vincent Marchetti - Michi Budo Ryu - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

From Florida - Kratios Grandmaster Vasilios Katsaitis - The Karate Voice News/  Pyx Lax - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Trimm No Shin Karate & Kobudo - Sensei Mary Tuesink - nominated by Grandmaster George Trimm - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Hanshi William Wendell - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council - nominated by Soke Marty Ferrick - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

FOUNDER'S AWARD

 

Grandmaster Gary Wasnieswski - Ty Ga Karate - ENGLAND - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council - nominated by Professor Eugene Humesky - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council - Grandmaster Wasnieswski could not be here tonight as he has a function he is presently attending to in England??I will mail his award out to him after the show 

 

From Canada - Grandmaster Daniel Levac

 

Gat Puno Abon Baet - Harimaw Buno - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

From Florida - Dr. Richard Hackworth - Haemukwan Hapkido - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Master George Denson - Kenpo/ Arnis - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council Masters Division - nominated by Grandmasters Bram Frank & John Stovers - members World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Grandmaster Samuel Scott - Talahib Kuntao - Maryland - nominated by Ama Guro Raffy Pambuan - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

 

 

 

GRANDMASTER LEADERSHIP AWARD

 

From Canada - Soke Daniel Verkerke - Seicho Jutsu - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

From North Carolina - Grandmaster Phil Little -   Long - Shimabuku Isshinryu - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL GRANDMASTER AWARD

 

From the Philippines - Grandmaster Vic Sanchez - Kali/ Arnis/ Modern Arnis - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council - accepting on behalf of Grandmaster Sanchez who could not be here tonight is Sharon Walters of CSSD

 

From the Philippines - Grandmaster Rene Tongson - Modern Arnis - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council  - Grandmaster Tongson could not be here as well & accepting on his behalf is USMC Sgt. Hill 

 

 

 

GRANDMASTER OF THE YEAR

 

 

From Korea - Grandmaster Hwang Il Shik - Hapkido - accepting for Grandmaster Hwang who could not be here tonight is Master Frank Ehnle

 

From North Carolina - Grandmaster Russell Best - Isshinryu Karate - nominated by Grandmaster Phil Little - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

From Florida - Grandmaster Dennis Wheeler - Ju- Jitsu - nominated by Grandmaster Greg Lee - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Grandmaster James Keller - New York - Kwon Bup TaeKwonDo - nominated by Grandmaster Joe Onopa - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Grandmaster Gary Pointer - Hapkido - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council - nominated by Dr. Richard Hackworth - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

 

GRANDMASTER INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR

 

One of the icons of martial arts sport karate - From Florida - Grandmaster John Prevatt - TaeKwonDo

 

 Nominated by Grandmaster Gary Alexander - From Virginia - presently stationed in Afganistan where he is teaching the Marines martial arts - Grandmaster Leon Wright - member

World Head of Family Sokeship Council  - Grandmaster Wright could not be here tonight & accepting on his behalf is Grandmaster Gary Alexander - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

From Ohio - Grandmaster Ron Balas - Tai Shin Doh - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Grandmaster Gregory Glover - TaeKwonDo - Florida

 

 From North Carolina - Grandmaster Danny Glover - nominated by Grandmaster Phil Little - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

From Massachusetts - Grandmaster Ralph Viggiano - Johnny Kuhl Combat Karate - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Grandmaster Greg Lee - Florida - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

From Ohio - Grandmaster Frank Williams - nominated by Professor Giovanni Acevedo

 

Grandmaster George Trimm - Trimm No Shin Karate & Kobudo - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Grandmaster Scott Sonnon - RMAX Flow Fighting - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

 

PLATINUM LIFE ACHIEVEMENT (OVER 50 YRS IN THE ARTS)

 

Grandmaster Joe Onopa - Kwon Bop TaeKwonDo - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Soke Joseph Ruiz - South Carolina - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Clyde Benefield - Catch Wrestling - Florida - nominated by Dr. Richard Hackworth - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

 

GOLDEN LIFE ACHIEVEMENT (OVER 40 YRS IN THE ARTS)

 

Grandmaster Bobby Toboada - Founder of Balintawak - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Grandmaster Jorge Penafiel - Balintawak - Grandmaster Penafiel could not be here tonight & accepting on his behalf is Grandmaster Bobby Toboada - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

  

From Alabama - Master Stephan Robidoux - TaeKwonDo - Master Robidoux could not be here tonight because of work obligations & we will be mailing his award out to him after the event

 

John Ruberto - Jiutien Zhidao - Michigan

 

Master Larry Giordano - Massachusetts - member Masters Division World Head of Family Sokeship Council  

 

Professor Vincent J. Sands PhD - Florida

 

Grandmaster Ron Rogers - MYB Karate - Kansas - nominated by Grandmaster Gary Pointer - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

 

SILVER LIFE ACHIEVEMENT (OVER 30 YRS IN THE ARTS)

 

From Australia - Master Nick Donato - Kwon Bup TaeKwonDo - Master Donato could not be here tonight & accepting on his behalf is Grandmaster Joe Onopa - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

From California - Master Tae Jung - World Hapkido Association - Master Jung could not be here tonight & accepting on his behalf is Master Frank Ehnle

 

From Pennsylvania - Sifu Verrone Romeoletti - Hung Gar Kung- Fu - nominated by Grandmaster Marty Manuel - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

From Ohio - Master Eberhard Molesch - Master Molesch could not be here tonight & accepting on his behalf is Grandmaster Ron Balas - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Grandmaster Joe Williams - Atemi Ryu Karate - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Master A.J. Perry - Tang Soo Do - Ohio

 

Master Tim McCahan - American Karate - nominated by Grandmaster Carl Stone - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Shihan Butch Lambert - Ji Kai Shito Ryu - Alabama - nominated by Soke Dave Shelton - member World Head of Family Sokeship council

 

Grandmaster Carl Pluchino - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council - Carl could not be here tonight as he is attending a Wedding of an immediate family member & we will mail him his award after the show

 

 

CONTINUED EXCELLENCE IN THE MARTIAL ARTS

 

Master Linda Reim - nominated by Grandmaster Marty Manuel - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Sensei Alexis Cordona - nominated by Grandmaster Marty Manuel - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

 

OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AWARD

 

From South Africa - Master Nigel Sessions - Gaven Ryu Ju- Jitsu/ South African Ju- Jitsu Association - member Masters Division World Head of Family Sokeship Council 

 

From Germany - Sensei Thorsten Isringhausen - United San- Jitsu Federation of Germany - nominated by Grandmaster Frank E. Sanchez - Founder World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

From Germany - Sensei Jorg Aderhold - United San- Jitsu Federation of Germany - nominated by Grandmaster Frank E. Sanchez

 

From Maryland - Dr. Mark Bayne - Master's Leadership Award - Chinese martial arts - Maryland - member Masters Division World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

REGIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD

 

Grandmaster Gary Pointer - Korea Hapkido Federation Hae Mu Kwan - nominated by Dr. Richard Hackworth - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Master Debbie McCahan - American Martial Arts - Florida

 

 

MASTER INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR

 

From Sri Lanka - Master Mohamed Iqbal - nominated by Soke Daniel Verkerke - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

From Canada - Shihan Larry Myyra - Seicho Jutsu - nominated by Soke Daniel Verkerke - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Shihans Larry Griffin & Kim Blue - Koto Su Ha Shito Ryu Karate Do - nominated by Soke J.R. Ruiz - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Richard Ryan - Tactical Master Instructor of the Year - Dynamic Combat - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Walter Lysak Jr. - Tactical Master Instructor of the Year - S.E.N.T.O. Method - Massachusetts 

 

Master Kevin L. Aaron - nominated by Grandmaster Gary Pointer - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Master- at- arms Tim Kashino - CSSD Tactical Arnis Instructor: CQC - Master Kashino is currently on deployment with the U.S. Military & accepting on his behalf is Grandmaster Bram Frank

 

Also not able to attend tonight is Master Robert J. McCann of Modern Bujutsu from New Jersey - accepting on his behalf is Grandmaster Marty Manuel - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council 

 

Dwayne Howie - mixed martial arts - nominated by Master George Denson - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council Masters Division

 

From New York - nominated by Professor Giovanni Acevedo - Raquel "Rocky" Rivera

 

Master Bryan Kernels - Isshinryu - North Carolina - nominated by Grandmaster Phil Little - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Balintawak - Master Nonato Gaabucayan - Master Gaabucayan could not be here tonight & accepting on Master Gaabucayan's behalf is Grandmaster Bobby Toboada - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Master Wallace Powell - Kung- Fu - Maryland - nominated by Ama Guro Raffy Pambuan - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Master Robert Valentin - U.S. Fighting Arts - nominated by Professor Vincent Sands

 

Master Thomas R. Mack - Makoto Ryu Aiki JuJitsu - New Jersey - nominated by Soke Robert H. Williams - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Master Don Clift - Indiana - nominated by Professor Bruce Gunderson

 

Master Dan Piller - Hapkido - nominated by Master Frank Ehnle

 

Master Ryan Murdock - Canada; Master Joseph Wilson - Tennessee; Master Brandon Jones - California; & Master Dani'l Chomycia - Washington - RMAX Flow Fighting - nominated by Grandmaster Scott Sonnon - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council - none of these individuals could be here tonight because they are active with a film project right now & we will be mailing their awards out to them after the banquet

 

Master Kenneth Spann - Sanuces Ryu Ju- Jitsu - nominated by Grandmaster Gary Pointer - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

From Tennessee - Master Fred Parks - TaeKwonDo - nominated by Grandmaster Greg Lee - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council  

 

Master Bruce R. Gunderson - Massachusetts - nominated by Professor Giovani Acevedo

 

Master Mickey Metz - Karate; Master Mark Murdock - Kobushi Do - best childrens martial arts of the year; Master Eddie Cox - Manabi Masho Ju- Jitsu - nominated by Professor John Casarez - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Master Woody Woodman - Pambuan Arnis Tulisan Caballero Mano Mano -   Florida - nominated by Ama Guro Raffy Pambuan - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

 

NATIONAL INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR

 

Sensei Jurgen Theurer - Ki Jutsu - Germany - nominated by Grandmaster Hanns von Rolbeck - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Master George Somersall - Hoshinkido Hapkido - New York - nominated by Grandmaster Serge Baubil - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Bryan Gaddy - TaeKwonDo - Florida - nominated by Grandmaster Greg Lee - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Philip Peplinski - U.S. TaeKwonDo - Florida - nominated by Professor Gary Dill - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Sifu Joe Hall - Maryland - nominated by Dr. Mark Bayne - member Masters Division World Head of Family Sokeship Council  

 

Master Patrick Jackson - Karate - Ohio - nominated by Professor John Casarez - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

 

REGIONAL INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR

 

From Germany - Dirk Golstein - TaeKwonDo

 

From Germany - CSSD Tactical Instructor: Modular CQC Training & Tactics - Florian Lahner; Thomas Lehmann - CSSD Tactical Instructor - knife & impact tool CQC & Aiste Lehman - CSSD Tactical Instructor- nominated by Grandmaster Bram Frank - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

From Canada - Remi Labreche - mixed martial arts; & Stephane Laberge - Hoshinkido Hapkido - nominated by Grandmaster Serge Baubil - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council - Accepting for these two gentlemen who could not be here tonight is Master George Somersall

 

From Canada - John Tsitsopoulos - Hoshinkido Hapkido - nominated by Grandmaster Serge Baubil - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Professor Edward Rose - Law Enforcement Instructor of the Year, NVS - nominated by Soke Daniel Verkerke - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

From Florida - Sensei Jimmy Rutherford - San- Jitsu - nominated by Grandmaster Frank E. Sanchez - Founder World Head of Family Sokeship Council  

 

From Tennessee - Sheridan Lupo - White Tiger Kung- Fu/ San- Jitsu - nominated by Grandmaster Frank E. Sanchez - Founder World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

From Tennessee - David Kemp - Olympic TaeKwonDo - nominated by Sifu Sheridan Lupo

 

Cecilia Cox - Manabi Masho Ju- Jitsu - nominated by Professor John Casarez - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

From New Jersey - Eric King - Tang Soo Do - nominated by Grandmaster Marty Manuel - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

From Oklahoma - nominated by Professor Gary Dill - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council - Jennifer Fanning - Aiki- Jitsu

 

Jerry Munday & Crystal Howie - Kenpo/ Arnis  - nominated by Master George Denson - member Masters Division World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

From Florida - Donald & Connie Garrett - U.S. Fighting Arts - nominated by Professor Vincent Sands

 

Sanuces Ryu Ju- Jitsu  - Sensei Darby Ware - nominated by Grandmaster Gary Pointer - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Isshinryu - Sensei Paul Tucker - North Carolina - nominated by Grandmaster Phil Little - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

 Agent Steve Box - CSSD Tactical Instructor: CQC - Florida - nominated by Grandmaster Bram Frank - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Ju- jitsu Instructor of the Year - Sensei Daniel Lentz - nominated by Grandmaster Carl Stone - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Johnny Walters - North Carolina - nominated by Master George Denson - member Masters Division World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Sensei Abraham Villa - Mississippi Civil Servant of the Year - Sensei Villa could not be here today because he was called away on active duty as a Reservist - We will mail his award out to him after the banquet

 

Sensei Josh Gaubatz - Florida

 

Raymond Asuncion - Balintawak - accepting on his behalf is Balintawak Founder, Grandmaster Bobby Toboada - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Elman Cabotage; Jeffri E. Love; & Michael Malanyaon - Balintawak

 

Sensei Samuel Pollydore - Sanuces Ryu Ju- Jitsu - Florida - nominated by Grandmaster Gary Pointer - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

 Sean Seaforth - Kung- Fu - Washington D.C. - nominated by Ama Guro Raffy Pambuan - member World Head of Family Sokeship council

 

 

 

REGIONAL ACHIEVEMENT

 

Robert Miller - Dokiritsu Karate/ JKD nominated by Kirios Grandmaster Jim Arvanitis - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

 

SEMINAR LEADER AWARD

 

Grandmaster Luis C. Dabila - Iaido - Ohio - nominated by Grandmaster Ron Balas - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

 

MARTIAL ARTS COACH OF THE YEAR

 

Master Danny Zaino - National Team Pepsi - nominated by Grandmaster Carl Stone - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

 

WORLD'S OUTSTANDING ADULT MALE COMPETITOR OF THE YEAR

 

Sensei Jeff Liotta - Florida - nominated by Dr. Mark Bayne - member Masters Division World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

 

WORLD'S OUTSTANDING ADULT FEMALE COMPETITOR OF THE YEAR

 

Sifu Diane Richmond - nominated by Dr. Mark Bayne - member Masters Division World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

 

MALE COMPETITOR OF THE YEAR

 

Michael Cagni - Florida - nominated by Grandmaster Carl Stone - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Master J.P. Long - Michigan - nominated by Grandmaster Joe Onopa - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

 

MALE FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

 

J.T. Trygier; Ahmad Sabbagh; Alfredo Torella; Alan Johnson; Chris Long; Allen Ahmed Ghamlouche- Kwon Bup TaeKwonDo - nominated by Grandmaster Joe Onopa - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

From California - Dr. Alfred Garbutt - nominated by Dr. Mark Bayne - member Masters Division World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

 

FEMALE FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

 

Victoria & Brittany Hodges - Kwon Bup TaeKwonDo

 

 

STYLE MAN OF THE YEAR

 

Steve Mirman; & Robert Klampfer - Balintawak

 

Balintawak - Dr. Patrick Schmitt; David Clinard; & Martin Garlitos - accepting on their behalfs is Balintawak Founder, Grandmaster Bobby Toboada - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Sensei Charles Donaldson - Karate - nominated by Professor John Casarez - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

 

STYLE WOMAN OF THE YEAR

 

LaDera M. Davis - Hung Gar Kung- Fu - Pennsylvania - nominated by Grandmaster Marty Manuel - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Hannah Gaerlen; & Rowena Lacson - Balintawak

 

Senseis Crystal Metz & Shawna Sandhop - Karate - nominated by Professor John Casarez - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

 

 

TOURNAMENT PROMOTER OF THE YEAR - INTERNATIONAL

 

Grandmaster Dennis Janes - Ohio - nominated by Grandmaster Ron Balas - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

 

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE MARTIAL ARTS

 

Master Charles G. Strazzullo - Jeet Kune Do - nominated by Grandmaster George Trimm - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Robert Rigolizzo - USA Goju - New Jersey

 

Kapley Judge - Canada

 

HUMANITARIAN AWARD

 

Sean McLean - nominated by Professor John Casarez - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

 

ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

 

Master Frank Ehnle - American Hapkido Federation - Florida - nominated by Professor Gary Dill - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

 

BEST MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL OF THE YEAR - NATIONAL

 

From Germany - Thomas Schaepers - TaeKwonDo - Thomas could not be here tonight & accepting on his behalf is Sensei Thorsten Isringhausen

 

From North Carolina - Ben Brooks -   Kenpo - nominated by Master George Denson - member Masters Division World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

 

BEST MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL OF THE YEAR - REGIONAL

 

Master Pete Keko - Isshinryu

 

 

MOST INNOVATIVE TRAINING PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

 

Master Frankie Ehnle - Mukido weapons program - FL - nominated by Professor Gary Dill - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Jason Zavodny - Ohio - nominated by Grandmaster Ron Balas - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

Kyoshi Chris Spruiell - Isshinryu

 

 

MOST INNOVATIVE WEAPON OF THE YEAR

 

The Abaniko Knife - recently made the official knife of Modern Arnis - Inventor, Grandmaster Bram Frank - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

 

JUNIOR DIVISIONS FOR THE YEAR

 

JUNIOR COMPETITOR OF THE YEAR

 

James Raleigh - nominated By Grandmaster Carl Stone - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council

 

 

STUDENT RECOGNITION AWARDS

(Recognition - Not an induction award)

 

ASSOCIATE AWARD - OUTSTANDING INSTRUCTOR

 

Nominated by Grandmaster Frank E. Sanchez - Founder World Head of Family Sokeship Council - Senseis Jon Haupt & Chris Marquez - San- Jitsu

 

Nominated by Grandmaster Bobby Toboada - Balintawak- member World Head of Family Sokeship Council - Sharon Infante LoParo

 

Nominated by Grandmaster Phil Little -  Shimabuku - Long Isshinryu - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council - Senseis Nancy Anderson - University of Tennessee Karate Club;  Alex S. Kandilakis, Dwight S. Shulte, Melissa L. Behem

- Isshinryu Karate Academy, Jujitsu & Kick Boxing Academy; Jr. Black Belt of the year - Meredith Cummings;  Black Belt Weapons Instructor of the Year - Sensei Jared Cummings - Isshinryu Karate Academy, Jujitsu & Kick Boxing Academy; & Allen Kent - Burlington Martial Arts Academy - Keko's Academy of Martial Arts  North Carolina

 

Nominated by Grandmaster Joe Onopa - Kwon Bup TaeKwonDo - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council - Master Rob Ryan; Master Ell Gatt - Australia - Grandmaster Joe Onopa accepting; Dana Congdon; Mike Ciufo

 

Nominated by Professor John Casarez - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council - Norman Andrew - Karate

                                                  

Nominated by Soke Marty Ferrick - Danny Lue; Steve Wolfrom - Florida    

 

  

ASSOCIATE AWARD - OUTSTANDING ASSISTANT

INSTRUCTOR

 

Nominated by Grandmaster Frank E. Sanchez - Founder World Head of Family Sokeship Council - Jose Rodriguez - San- Jitsu

 

Nominated by Grandmaster Carl Stone - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council - Steven Ray, David Hendershot

 

Nominated by Grandmaster Phil Little - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council - Sensei Randy Scarbrough

 

Nominated by Professor John Casarez - Helen Woodard; Melissa Hale; Chris Johnston - Manabi- Masho Ju- Jitsu

 

 

 

ASSOCIATE AWARD - OUTSTANDING STUDENT

 

Nominated by Grandmaster Frank E. Sanchez -   Founder World Head of Family Sokeship Council - Aryn Vastola; Jason Sanford - San- Jitsu

 

Nominated by Grandmaster Bobby Toboada - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council - Albert Dean Neil - Balintawak

 

Nominated by Professor John Casarez - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council - Eric Runyon; Stephanie Rice; Kira Brothers - Manabi Masho Ju- Jitsu

 

Jaffri Rambeau - Sanuces Ryu Ju- Jitsu - nominated by Master Kenneth Spann

 

Ryan Edwards & Frank Montgomery - North Carolina; Michaela Mohr - Florida - Kenpo - nominated by Master George Denson - member Masters Division WHFSC

 

Nominated by Grandmaster Joe Onopa - Kwon Bup TaeKwonDo - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council - Ryan Scarcliff; Alexandria Hutchinson; Danielle Hodges

 

Nominated by Arjarn Nick Hewitson - member Masters Division World Head of Family Sokeship Council - Mike Riggle - Tetchyindee Muay Tai Boxing - Kansas

 

Nominated by Soke Daniel Verkerke - member World Head of Family Sokeship Council - Michael Petrella - Seicho Jutsu - Canada  

 

ASSOCIATE AWARD - OUTSTANDING LOYALTY

 

Nominated by Grandmaster Frank E. Sanchez - Founder World Head of Family Sokeship Council - Kim Ertel - San- Jitsu

 

Nominated by Hanshi Ralph Viggiano - Howard J. Turoff & Brad Root - Johnny Kuhl Combat Karate - New Jersey